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17. April 2023

ESA Digital Twin Earth

Call for Expressions of Interest

The ESA Digital Twin Earth programme (ESA DTE) aims at supporting Member States to create the conditions for a strong uptake of novel Earth Observation capabilities in the future design and implementation of operational Digital Twins ecosystems. It aims at bringing the latest EO-based products, science results and capabilities to a pre-operational level and develop a comprehensive set of novel EO-based Digital Twins Components (EO DTCs), designed to demonstrate the potential value of EO for the future evolution of DestinE alongside national digital twin initiatives.

Scope of the call

ESA has launched a call for Expressions of Interest (EoIs), inviting the community to express their support for the development of a specific EO-based Digital Twin Components (EO DTCs) and offer their vision and justifications for such a development.

EoIs will be used by ESA as fundamental community inputs to structure the programme implementation and identify initial priorities to drive the first set of open Invitations to Tender for the development of EO-based DTCs to be launched by the end of 2023.

Interested parties are invited to submit an EoI in the form of a short (max 4 pages) white paper, offering their vision and justifications for an EO DTC development.

EoI shall be submitted to:

Important dates

10th May 2023 - Last day for questions

15th May 2023 - Deadline for the submission of the EoI